At least they’re honest. I’ll give them that.
Last week, in a little-reported incident at a University of Missouri debate, CNN commentator Sally Kohn dismissed widespread concern with free speech on campus as nothing but a stealth approach by privileged white men who oppose multiculturalism.
Therefore, their ideas should be ignored, and we should celebrate their fear of speaking out.
“If they feel like they can no longer speak against positive social change, good,” she said.
Listeners of my show may recall my episode with April Kelly-Woestner, who pointed out that today’s millennials, who pride themselves on their alleged toleration, are in fact the least tolerant people of all, if we measure toleration by this principle: how do they treat people they disagree with?
Sally Kohn isn’t a millennial, but the same kind of faux toleration is what she’s all about.
The evil Herbert Marcuse came right out and said that the ideas and speech of non-leftists would have to be suppressed, in order to bring about a progressive society.
If a progressive society is so desirable, why do we all have to be terrorized into supporting it? Why is one non-leftist speaker per semester too much for the snowflakes to handle?
I’ve taken some heat for it, but this is why I’ve in general supported notorious provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. With even major media figures positively celebrating the shrinking spectrum of allowable speech, I frankly cheer someone who’s right in their faces, and trying to make the range of allowable opinion even wider than when the progressives started their intimidation campaign.
You may know I have my own free-speech safe space: my private Facebook group, which I call The Tom Woods Show Elite. Speak your own mind, get great feedback, and learn something every day with many hundreds of smart libertarian folks.
But the link at the end of this email takes you to more than just a Facebook group. It’s also transcripts of all my interviews, plus discounts at libertarian retailers, 60% off at my Liberty Classroom, my Ron Paul homeschool courses, and more.
Plus, an occasional bonus benefit, like this one:
While I’m in Boston the weekend of October 1, 2016 (speaking at the Mises Institute’s event there), I’m treating my Supporting Listeners to an escape room with me.
If you haven’t heard of them, they work like this: you’re locked in a room for an hour, and you and your friends have to put your heads together to find clues and solve puzzles to make your way out.
It costs $30 to go, but I’m footing the bill for my folks.
Want to join me? Join up at the link below and write to me at my Contact page, and I’ll fit you in if there’s still room: